When visiting a brother-in-law last week, he procured blueberry moonshine for us to sample. It was a sunny day and the drive to his place tucked in the Shenandoah Mountains lifted my mood. I was intoxicated as though I had drunk half the bottle of his moonshine. No, it was just the sunshine and the air filled with the scent of hardwoods. Which shot do you like best?
It has been seven years since I moved from the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia to Arizona. This past week we traveled back to visit family. Traveling down country roads that seemed to lead nowhere, my eyes were full of the beauty of the Virginia countryside. Add the sounds of Americana music, the smell of fallen leaves underfoot, the chore of raking up the spiny husks fallen from the Chestnut tree, and playing with a litter of eight puppies truly filled my heart. Which shot do you like best?
Listening to Mandolin Orange in the truck on the backroads is a fine way to spend some time. Are you a fan?
Telluride, Colorado is one of the prettiest places on the planet. It feels like I’ve gone to the Alps, but it’s only eight hours away. This picture was taken back in 2015. It reminds me it’s time for a revisit. Maybe next fall…